Community Involvement —Seattle Social Development Project

Arthur‚ Hawkins‚ Pollard‚ Catalano & Baglioni‚ 2002
1. There are lots of adults in my neighborhood Icould talk to about something important.
Which of the following activities for people your age are available in your community?
2. Sports teams
3. Scouting
4. Boys and girls clubs
5. 4-H clubs
6. Service clubs
7. My neighbors notice when I am doing a goodjob and let me knows about it.
8. There are people in my neighborhood who encourageme to do my best.
9. There are people in my neighborhood who are proudof me when I do something well.
  • Neighborhood
  • Reward
This instrument can be found on pages 326-327 of Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes‚ Behaviors‚ and Influences Among Youths: A Compendium of Assessment Tools‚ available online at:
Items 1‚ 7‚ 8 and 9 are scored as follows:
YES! = 4
yes = 3
no = 2
NO! = 1
For items 2-6‚ point values are: Yes = 1; No = 0. Point values for all items are added. Higher scores indicate higher levels of community involvement.

Arthur MW‚ Hawkins JD‚ Pollard JA‚ Catalano RF‚ Baglioni AJ. Measuring risk and protective factors for substance use‚ delinquency‚ and other adolescent problem behaviors: the communities That Care Youth Survey. Evaluation Review 2002;26(6):575- 601.